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Offline Sargeguy

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Re: Examples of reproduction/fake candlesticks parts
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2014, 08:35:59 AM »
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Re: Examples of reproduction/fake candlesticks parts
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2015, 03:58:26 PM »
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Re: Examples of reproduction/fake candlesticks parts
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2015, 09:02:20 PM »
Brass or painted they still have the same November 1910 date!
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Re: Examples of reproduction/fake candlesticks parts
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2015, 09:58:09 AM »
Here's another reproduction candlestick that sold on Ebay.  it's easy to pick these out from the authentic phones, so why did it sell for so high?  $255 + shipping.  The only part that looks like it might be authentic is the dial - the ringer box looks pretty good, but it's not a Western Electric as the label indicates.  I kind of like how they mounted the transformer, but they left out the condenser for the receiver, and only installed a Cap for the ringer.  Candlestick worth $50, ringer $205?  Even the receiver is a repro.

Is there a market for fakes, that people are willing to pay more than an original is worth?


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Re: Examples of reproduction/fake candlesticks parts
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2015, 09:58:48 AM »
more pics. 
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Re: Examples of reproduction/fake candlesticks parts
« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2016, 07:31:36 PM »
An expensive lesson!
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Re: Examples of reproduction/fake candlesticks parts
« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2016, 12:25:05 PM »
Did anyone notice the 11-71 date on the receiver element?

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Re: Examples of reproduction/fake candlesticks parts
« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2016, 02:11:24 PM »
Did anyone notice the 11-71 date on the receiver element?

But that's 1871, right???   ::)
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Re: Examples of reproduction/fake candlesticks parts
« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2016, 05:23:12 PM »
That is the reproduction mouthpiece, it will accept any modern transmitter. I used a couple with a WE U-2!
The cup is always dated November 1910 on these repros.
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Re: Examples of reproduction/fake candlesticks parts
« Reply #39 on: January 02, 2016, 06:21:10 PM »
That part couldn't have an 1871 date.  I thought the telephone wasn't invented until 1876!

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Re: Examples of reproduction/fake candlesticks parts
« Reply #40 on: July 20, 2016, 07:41:39 PM »
Here's a great example, and a matching FAKE subset. I love the fake bells and clapper, when you can clearly see the c4a 500 ringer just underneath it:

www.ebay.com/itm/371686848869
« Last Edit: July 20, 2016, 07:43:54 PM by WEBellSystemChristian »
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